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August 8, 2015 Bill to curb card misuse considered HILO — The Hawaii County Council is considering strengthening laws after an audit of the county’s government credit card program found evidence of misuse. more »»

Honolulu council expands ban after complaints about homeless

August 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council voted to expand a ban on sitting and lying on sidewalks in an ongoing struggle to deal with homelessness that followed complaints from tourists about too... more »»

100 homes evacuated for wildfire on Oahu

August 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu authorities have evacuated 100 homes as a wildfire threatened a neighborhood in the central Oahu community of Wahiawa. more »»

Mental health, substance abuse issues common among arrestees

August 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Half of the people arrested in Honolulu have mental illness or substance abuse issues, despite police efforts to get such people treatment rather than put them behind bars. more »»

Hawaii to get $14M for affordable housing

July 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government is awarding $14 million in grants to address homelessness and to support housing for low- and moderate-income people in Hawaii. more »»

Settlement: Matson to pay $15M for spilling of molasses

July 30, 2015 HONOLULU — A major shipping company has agreed to pay more than $15 million to compensate for a 2013 molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor, Hawaii’s attorney general said Wednesda. more »»

Gov. Ige creates new team to tackle homeless situation

July 28, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige is creating a new team of city, state and federal representatives to tackle homelessness in the state. more »»

Zumba a step toward helping

July 27, 2015 LIHUE — Nicole Morris said getting certified in Zumba instruction is in line with her plans for her future of helping the elderly and young people with special needs. more »»

Lost cat found in Honolulu traced to Detroit family

July 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — When a family moved from Hawaii to Detroit, Michigan, more than a year ago, they thought they had lost their cat forever. more »»

PUC urged to choose co-op over HECO sale

July 23, 2015 HILO (AP) — Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative has urged state regulators to consider the cooperative model instead of merging Hawaii Electric Industries with Florida-based NextEra Energy. more »»

Beekeeper ordered to pay bills for neighbor who was stung

July 23, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A beekeeper was ordered Monday to pay a hospital bill for his neighbor after the man, who is allergic to bees, was stung. more »»

Oahu woman pleads guilty in real estate scam

July 23, 2015 HONOLULU — A Honolulu woman who became a fugitive for several days while out on bond awaiting trial in a complex real estate scheme pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud, mail fraud, money... more »»

Pop Warner theft nets probation

July 23, 2015 HILO (AP) — A 55-year-old Waimea woman accused of embezzling almost $100,000 from the Big Island Pop Warner Football Conference has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. more »»

NOAA prepares for Hawaiian monk seal vaccinations

July 21, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Marine officials are readying for the possibility of a disease outbreak in Hawaiian waters, hoping to protect the dwindling Hawaiian monk seal population from morbillivirus. more »»

Climate change could pose risk to native birds

July 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Indigenous Hawaiian bird populations could face new challenges posed by global climate change over the next century, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison... more »»

State / In Brief

July 18, 2015 Police kill cow on Oahu highway HONOLULU — Honolulu police shot and killed a cow that had escaped its pasture and was wandering around Farrington Highway on Thursday, causing major delays. more »»

Bank president new BOE chairman

July 16, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Central Pacific Bank President Lance Mizumoto has been appointed chairman of the state Board of Education. more »»

Ige issues 8 vetoes; allows medical marijuana, autism bills

July 15, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige is vetoing eight bills and approving many other proposals, bringing an end to the 2015 legislative session. more »»

State streamlines process to switch gender on Hawaii birth certificates

July 14, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige signed a bill Monday that will allow transgender men and women in Hawaii to more easily change the gender on their birth certificate. more »»

BLNR votes to limit access to Mauna Kea

July 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials voted to impose an emergency rule to restrict access to Mauna Kea after protesters blocked construction of a giant telescope. more »»



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